Investing should be easy – just buy low and sell high – but most of us have trouble following that simple advice. There are principles and strategies that may enable you to put together an investment portfolio that reflects your risk tolerance, time horizon, and goals. Understanding these principles and strategies can help you avoid some of the pitfalls that snare some investors.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Events on Wall Street
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.